How to Make Sarku's Japan Chicken Teriyaki

A sweet and savory asian dish. This recipe resembles the one found in most malls across the country. Take a peek and see how I make my son's favorite dish.

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How to Make Sarku's Japan Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
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I enjoy browsing the internet for different types of recipes. Today I will share a recipe I found for teriyaki chicken. It taste just like the one you find In the malls. My family loves it. Enjoy.

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The cast-In case any one doesn't know what Shaoxing rice wine is, it is a chinese brand rice wine. It is the big bottle with red labeling. You can find it in most asian markets

The cast-In case any one doesn't know what Shaoxing rice wine is, it is a chinese brand rice wine. It is the big bottle with red labeling. You can find it in most asian markets

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We also need some baking soda, this will help tenderize the chicken. Don t be alarmed, the chicken won't taste weird, I promise.☺️

We also need some baking soda, this will help tenderize the chicken. Don t be alarmed, the chicken won't taste weird, I promise.☺️

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First things first, let's chop the  chicken. TIP: put the chicken in the freezer for about 20-25 minutes until partially frozen and it will be easier to cut.

First things first, let's chop the chicken. TIP: put the chicken in the freezer for about 20-25 minutes until partially frozen and it will be easier to cut.

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This is how it should look☺️

This is how it should look☺️

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Now let's start the marinade. Add the water to the chicken.

Now let's start the marinade. Add the water to the chicken.

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Next the shaoxing wine. If you don't have shoaxing you can use cooking sherry.

Next the shaoxing wine. If you don't have shoaxing you can use cooking sherry.

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Next the soy sauce

Next the soy sauce

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The oil

The oil

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The white pepper

The white pepper

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The garlic powder

The garlic powder

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And lastly the baking soda. DO NOT skip this step. The baking soda will help tenderize the chicken, you will not taste it, I pinky promise.☺️

And lastly the baking soda. DO NOT skip this step. The baking soda will help tenderize the chicken, you will not taste it, I pinky promise.☺️

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Mix this up very well. Stir it for about 5-6 minutes

Mix this up very well. Stir it for about 5-6 minutes

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We will put the chicken in a bag and put it in the refrigerator to marinade it overnight. Do not skip this step, the longer it marinates the better the taste☺️ so plan ahead!

We will put the chicken in a bag and put it in the refrigerator to marinade it overnight. Do not skip this step, the longer it marinates the better the taste☺️ so plan ahead!

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My chicken has marinated over night, it is now time to start cooking. BUT before we do, you might want to put a pot of rice to cook and stir fry some veggies. Yum.. Let's start😉

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Now let's work on the sauce, take the broth and put it in a pot over medium heat.

Now let's work on the sauce, take the broth and put it in a pot over medium heat.

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Add the chopped garlic

Add the chopped garlic

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And the sliced ginger root. Before adding the rest of the ingredients we will let the ginger and garlic simmer in the broth for about 10 minutes. This will give our broth a nice flavor.

And the sliced ginger root. Before adding the rest of the ingredients we will let the ginger and garlic simmer in the broth for about 10 minutes. This will give our broth a nice flavor.

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Okay the broth has simmered a bit now let's continue on by adding the teriyaki sauce

Okay the broth has simmered a bit now let's continue on by adding the teriyaki sauce

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Next the soy sauce

Next the soy sauce

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And the brown sugar.😍😍

And the brown sugar.😍😍

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Let this cook and reduce a little, to about 3 cups

Let this cook and reduce a little, to about 3 cups

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When the broth has simmered and cooked down a bit, we will remove the ginger and garlic.

When the broth has simmered and cooked down a bit, we will remove the ginger and garlic.

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It's time to thicken the broth. Take the cornstarch and mix it with the cold water removing all lumps

It's time to thicken the broth. Take the cornstarch and mix it with the cold water removing all lumps

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Take a whisk and pour the cornstarch slurry in the broth slowly, but whisk it in quickly. We do not want lumps. Stir it in for a good minute.

Take a whisk and pour the cornstarch slurry in the broth slowly, but whisk it in quickly. We do not want lumps. Stir it in for a good minute.

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This is how thick the sauce should be. It should be thick enough that some of it will be glazed on a spoon

This is how thick the sauce should be. It should be thick enough that some of it will be glazed on a spoon

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The sauce is ready and to the consistency I want. Not to thick not to thin, just right 🙌🙌

The sauce is ready and to the consistency I want. Not to thick not to thin, just right 🙌🙌

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Now that my chicken has  marinated over night, we will give the chicken a whirl in a stand mixer. Attach a dough hook on your standup mixer.  You can do this while making the sauce😁

Now that my chicken has marinated over night, we will give the chicken a whirl in a stand mixer. Attach a dough hook on your standup mixer. You can do this while making the sauce😁

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If you don't have a stand up mixer you can also use a regular mixer with a dough attachment. If you have neither, you can skip this step. Im sure the meal will still be delicious.

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Pour the chicken in the stand mixer.

Pour the chicken in the stand mixer.

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Put it on setting 2 and work it in for about 20 minutes.

Put it on setting 2 and work it in for about 20 minutes.

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After working the chicken in my mixer  my chicken looks like a slop, this is a good thing. Don't be disgusted. The end result will give you rave reviews. I promise.

After working the chicken in my mixer my chicken looks like a slop, this is a good thing. Don't be disgusted. The end result will give you rave reviews. I promise.

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Before we start, make sure the vent hood is on. This process tends to make a lot of smoke and your fire alarm will go off if it is sensitive like mine. Lets start cooking

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If you don't have a stovetop griddle an electric griddle will do wonders for this process, just bring it up to 500 degrees and follow my instructions.

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Take a large griddle, hopefully cast iron. Get it real hot, I mean smoking hot.

Take a large griddle, hopefully cast iron. Get it real hot, I mean smoking hot.

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Add about 2 tbs worth of oil to the hot griddle.

Add about 2 tbs worth of oil to the hot griddle.

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Spread the oil evenly on the griddle and quickly start adding the chicken pieces, making sure they are all spaced out.

Spread the oil evenly on the griddle and quickly start adding the chicken pieces, making sure they are all spaced out.

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This is how it should look after browning your chicken. Both sides should look like this.

This is how it should look after browning your chicken. Both sides should look like this.

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In this video you will see how I cooked the chicken. The first side should be nicely browned before turning & cooking the second side. Each side will take about 3-4 min. to cook. When done set aside.

In this video you will see how I cooked the chicken. The first side should be nicely browned before turning & cooking the second side. Each side will take about 3-4 min. to cook. When done set aside.

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While my chicken was browning, I decided to chop up some of my families fav. veggies and stir fry them. YUM

While my chicken was browning, I decided to chop up some of my families fav. veggies and stir fry them. YUM

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Now lets plate it up,   pour some of that yummy brown sauce and add as little or as much as you want over the chicken and veg.

Now lets plate it up, pour some of that yummy brown sauce and add as little or as much as you want over the chicken and veg.

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Voila!! Enjoy. This is my son's favorite dish. I'm sure if you try this recipe it will be one of your family's favorite too.

Voila!! Enjoy. This is my son's favorite dish. I'm sure if you try this recipe it will be one of your family's favorite too.

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If you want, when all the chicken is done and still on the grill, add some of the brown sauce and stir it in. Serve and pour more sauce on the chicken and vegetables when it is plated. Extra yummy.🙌

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